Sonia KM Gueroun is a Researcher at MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Regional Agency for the Development of Research Technology and Innovation (ARDITI).
Sonia completed a PhD degree in Biological Science at the Faculty of Science of Bizerte (Carthage University), Tunisia, in 2016. From 2013 to 2015, she joined the ENPI-CBC-MED Med-Jellyrisk project. In 2016, Sonia was awarded by a scholar fellow for the NF-POGO Centre of Excellence hosted by the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany. From 2018 to 2021, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the H2020 GoJelly project at the MARE and Maricultura Centre of Calheta in Madeira Island, Portugal. Since 2021, Sonia has joined the HOTMIC project as an associate researcher.
She has a broad interest and formal training in marine biology, biodiversity, and community ecology. She has focused her research primarily on jellyfish and zooplankton. Sonia has published several publications on jellyfish diversity, trophic ecology and biogeography, and plastic marine pollution impact.
Main Research Interests
Gelatinous Zooplankton Diversity; Trophic Web; Community Ecology; Biogeography; Non-Indigenous Species; marine litter; climate change; stress ecology; experimental ecology.
MARE Research Groups
Coastal Systems and Ocean